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What Is The Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment?

The Fractional co2 laser treatment is a laser rejuvenation technology that offers several benefits to the skin. The co2 Fraction laser treatment addresses skin concerns such as Acne scars, Stretch marks, Benign superficial skin growths, anti-ageing scars, sun spots, and skin resurfacing.

The carbon dioxide fractional laser resurfacing removes layers of skin tissue in a fractionated method (columns of skin are removed, leaving the skin surrounding each column intact to help in healing) to help reduce age spots. The technique directs short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin, precisely removing skin layer by layer with minimal heat damage.

The treatment targets the outer layer of your skin while simultaneously heating the lower layers of the dermis, which would promote collagen production. These new collagen fibres will further produce a new, smoother skin texture & firmer to touch. Recovery may take up to two weeks.

Co2 fractional laser resurfacing is a safe procedure when used according to prudent parameters. We only use US-FDA-approved laser beams perfectly suitable for all skin types.

What to expect during the consultation?
Firstly during the consultation your doctor will decide if you’re a good candidate for this treatment. We will check if you have herpetic cold sores or blisters around mouth. Laser skin resurfacing may trigger breakouts in people who are at risk. We may also ask to avoid taking any medications or supplements that can affect clotting such as aspirin, ibuprofen or Vitamin E for 7 days before treatment. If you smoke you should stop for 2 weeks before and after procedure as this may prolong healing. We may prescribe an antibiotic before hand to prevent bacterial infections and also anti viral medication if you are prone to cold sores or blisters. You will be told about all the post care instructions beforehand
Treatment Protocol at Metamorphosis
On the day of the procedure, we will apply topical anaesthesia to the treated area. This is to reduce pain and make you comfortable during the procedure. If a large area of skin is treated like your stomach or calves, we may suggest an additional pain killer.

Next, the skin is cleansed to remove excess oil, dirt and bacteria. The laser is moved slowly around the designated skin area with the ideal settings for your indication controlled by your doctor. Finally, we will dress the treatment area in wraps to help protect the skin at the end of the procedure.

Benefits and Results

 

Improvement in wrinkles and creases The best method for treating acne scars
Renewed glow and flawless skin The better modality for advanced skin damage
Treatment is suitable for the face and different body areas Improved Skin texture and even skin tone

Improvement in wrinkles and creases
The best method for treating acne scars
Renewed glow and flawless skin
The better modality for advanced skin damage
Treatment is suitable for the face and different body areas
Improved Skin texture and even skin tone

Results: 4-6 sessions are needed for average acne scars. 6-8 sessions combined with the Plasma therapy treatment for stretch marks. Generally, the areas heal in 10 -21 days depending on the condition to be treated and the intensity of the Fractional laser used

Treatment Procedure

Cleansing of the face, removing all impurities

Numbing cream applied to minimize any discomfort

Co2 Fractional laser is used in random or sequence mode

Post procedure cream application

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Synopsis of treatment

Procedure time-15 to 45 minutes

Anaesthesia-topical

Results longetivity-very long lasting

Male or female - Both

Full recovery-2 to 3 weeks

Risks & complications-redness, swelling, irritation, bumps, burns

Back to work-dependent on the redness caused

Number of sessions-2 to 8 depending upon indication

Sensitivity period- 24 hours

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Treatment FAQ’s

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What Actually Does The CO2 Fractional Laser Do ?

Co2 Fractional laser targets the chromophore, which is water in the skin cells, vaporizing it and thereby removing the layers of skin. This reveals new firmer in no time. Fine lines and wrinkles are minimized, and acne scars appear much smoother. The laser also treats fine to moderately deep wrinkles, photodamaged skin, scarring, skin tone, texture and laxity.

How Is The Procedure Done ?
Post Topical anesthesia is applied, and the laser shots are delivered onto the skin via a fractionated handpiece. Post Procedure cream is applied to minimize any discomfort.
How Long Does The CO2 Fractional Laser Treatment Take ?

The exact time depends on the area treated. Typically it takes 15-45 minutes. This time frame does not include an additional 30 mins of topical numbing to be applied prior to treatment.

Does The CO2 Fractional Treatment Hurts ?
Local anesthesia will be applied prior to the treatment to minimize any discomfort. After the treatment, the skin will feel tight and stretchy but not painful.
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How Much Downtime Is Associated With CO2 Fractional ?

Downtime is associated with this treatment. 1 week healing period is minimally required. Your skin will scab and peel 2 to 3 days post-treatment and be pink for 1 to 2 weeks. The exact healing varies from person to person.

How Long Do The Result Last ?

The results can be seen for many years. Results can be prolonged with diligent use of sunscreen, avoiding sun exposure with the correct skin care maintenance at home.

Who Is Not A Candidate For Frational CO2 Laser Treatment ?

The treatment may not be safe for those with certain underlying medical treatments like bleeding disorders or herpetic sores.
Those with a history of difficulty healing or scarring are not the right candidates. A pregnant or breastfeeding patient is not an ideal candidate as well.

What Are The Post Treatment Instruction ?
1. During recovery, the skin may be highly red and scab over, and slight peeling might occur. You can use ice packs to help reduce swelling. It is normal to have swelling after this treatment, and the ice application will reduce it in the first 24 to 48 hrs.
2. While you don’t need to be home during the recovery process, it would be better to avoid your gym, as sweat may increase your risk of infection. You have to follow sun protection extensively at this time as your skin is more sensitive than ever before.
3. Starting 24 hrs. after treatment, you will need to clean the treated area 2 to 3 times a day. It would be better to use mild cleansers instead of soaps. We will recommend which one to use depending on your skin type.
4. You would also need to apply petroleum jelly or moisturizer suggested to you to prevent the formation of scabs.
5. You may feel itchy for 2 to 3 days post-procedure. After 4 to 6 days, your skin would become dry and start to peel
6. you must use sunscreen, which protects against both UVB & UVA. We will suggest you sunscreen as per your skin type. It will have to be applied 3 times a day.
7. You will be asked to limit your time in the sun, especially between 10 am to 3 pm. You can wear a broad-rimmed hat or tie a scarf to protect your skin from UV rays.
8. It is also essential to keep your new skin moisturized.
9. Once the healing process is complete, you can wear makeup. Oil-free /Mineral make-up is recommended after this procedure of laser skin resurfacing.

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